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Positively Patriotic Americ-ghan

Get your USA spirit on with the Positively Patriotic Americ-ghan. When it comes to easy crochet patterns, this one is at the top of our list for the 4th of July. Spread out this glorious crochet afghan outside and use it as a picnic blanket! Using the simple double crochet stitch, crocheting it will be a breeze. If you're looking for Fourth of July crochet patterns, this patchwork beauty is sure to fit the bill.

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 2 skeins each of 376 Burgundy A, 385 Royal B and 311 White C.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn Needle

Size: Throw is 44” x 58”

Gauge: Motif = 6¾’’ square. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Following Color Sequence Chart for color placement, make 8 each Motifs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Abbreviations: A, B, C= color A, B, C; ch= chain; dc= double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc= single crochet; st(s)= stitch(es); [ ]= work directions in brackets the number of times specified; *or** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
 

THROW:

Motif
With round 1 color, ch 3 and join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1 (right side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 2), [dc, ch 2] 7 times in ring; join with slip st in 2nd ch of beginning ch-4—8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 2: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any ch-2 space, ch 2, dc in same space, *ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * twice, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 2 dc in beginning corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off.

Round 3:With right side facing, join next color in sequence with a slip st in ch-2 corner space opposite last joining, ch2, dc in same space, *[ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner space; repeat from* around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning ch-2 corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off.

Round 4: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any ch-2 space, ch 2, dc in same space, ch 1, *[2 dc in nex tch-1 space, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 space**, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner space, ch 1; repeat from *around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning ch-2 corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off.

Round 5: With right side facing, join next color in sequence in any ch-2 corner space, repeat round 4.

Round 6: With right side facing, join C in any ch-2 corner space opposite last joining, ch 2, dc in same space, ch1, *[2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 space**, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner space, ch1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning ch-2 corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off leaving an 18” sewing length.

ASSEMBLY: Positively Patriotic Americ-ghan

Weave in ends. With yarn needle and C, sew motifs together following assembly diagram for placement.

Border

Round 1: With right side facing, join B with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 2, dc in same space, *ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] across to next corner**, (2 dc, ch 3,2 dc) in ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning corner space, dc in top of beginning ch-2 instead of last ch-2 space.

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in beginning space, *ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] across to next corner**, (2 dc, ch 3, 2dc) in ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in beginning corner space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off.

Round 3: With right side facing, join C with a slip st in any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, *[sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2] across to next corner**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 corner space, ch 2; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in beginning ch-3 space, ch 2; join with a slip st in beginning sc. Fasten off.

Round 4: With right side facing, join A with a slip st in any ch-3 corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, *[sc in nextch-2 space, ch 3] across to next corner**, (sc, ch 4, sc) inch-3 corner space, ch 3; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in beginning corner space, ch 3; join with a slip st in beginning sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Weave in ends.

 

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